Can dog training help with an aggression?

Well, the question can dog training help with an aggression? In short, that answer is yes. However, it is not that easy because most of the time, the cause of a dog’s aggression can be by multiple factors that could be from the animal itself, its breed, and its owner.

Firstly, the animal itself – A dog is a pack animal which is meant to be aggressive by nature, and years of domestication might not change this. The dog and their natural aggression are them vying for the alpha dog position. If you fail at training the dog correctly, it will react aggressively because it is its nature.

Secondly, the breed does not matter – I have heard the adage that certain dog breeds are aggressive than others. In this case, we mostly hear of Pit bulls attacking humans and causing severe bodily harm and sometimes even death. However, I would like to state that the difference between an aggressive pit bull and a feisty Chihuahua is the amount of damage done by both dogs. So aggression is in each dog breed.

Thirdly Poor Training – An aggressive dog has been poorly trained because you can train, aggressive behavior out of a dog. Many dog owners will punish an aggressive dog with the aggression of their own, with the aim of the dog backing down. When you discipline your dog with beatings for being aggressive, you only instill fear. But the dog is only learning that aggressive behavior is acceptable and sooner or later, that aggression will always manifest itself.

How to Train Your Dog

Getting the best in dog obedience and dog training advice is essential for anyone wanting to enjoy their dog. And owning an animal like a dog is one of the great joys of life, as long as you know exactly how to train your dog correctly.

  1. There are all sorts of essentials when it comes to training your dog. Whether it is teaching the dog to stop dog barking, ensuring your dog comes when called, stopping your dog digging or chewing. There are a few but some top things you should keep in mind with dog training.
  2. Make sure you develop an excellent relationship with your dog, but one where you are the master. You need to build trust and mutual respect, particularly when you begin training.
  3. Don’t overdo the instructions. You need to be strict with your dog but don’t ‘overcook it.’
  4. Give praise to your dog when he or she does what’s required. It will help create the necessary trust and respect.
  5. Be careful about scolding your dog during training. You can provide an indication of displeasure, such as jerking the leash but don’t hit or scold your dog severely while training.
  6. There is a lot to learn about dog training and much will depend upon your dog’s temperament, breed, environment and other factors.

Training your dog by breed

Moreover when it comes to training your dog, one of the foremost considerations is your dog’s breed.  The breed of your dog will have a significant bearing on how you conduct your training and how your dog is likely to react to different kinds of training regimes.
Indeed choosing a dog does not mean falling in love with the very first cute puppy that you see. There are different considerations you must keep in mind for all sorts of various breeds. Let’s look at some of the specific requirements for different breeds.


Beagles are one of the most popular breeds. They are delightful pets that suit a variety of homes, being child-friendly, intelligent, and easily trained. However, like all breeds, they have special training requirements. Feisty, fun and frisky, your beagle will respond well to appropriate dog training techniques if you follow them carefully and take note of what ‘special’ beagle requirements are needed.

Golden Retriever

These beautiful dogs are among the most popular of all the dog breeds as they are not only lovely-natured and cute looking dogs, but golden retrievers are also loyal and very ‘family-friendly.’ They are larger dogs that require much exercise and also a proper diet. When it comes to training your golden retriever, you will find that they repay proper attention with great loyalty and friendliness.

Jack Russell

Jack Russell’s are great little dogs with tons of energy. Bright and perky, they’re great family pets and brave little dogs that require some attention but repay it in spades. As energetic, intelligent dogs with traditional terrier instincts, they need some specialized training knowledge.


These dogs are hunting dogs and have become increasingly popular as pets. There are, once again, some unique characteristics in terms of their training, including the need to restrain a tendency towards aggressive behavior.
Weimaraners sometimes have some personality disorders that require specialized knowledge, but they are very receptive to proper training.

German Shepherd

The German Shepherd will always be a long time favorite as a family pet and, of course, a popular choice as a police dog because of their excellent tracking instincts. Not only are they wonderful security dogs, but they are great family pets too, showing intelligence and loyalty.

Toy Poodle

These cute dogs are trendy, characterized by the likes of Paris Hilton and others who carry them and other small breeds about as essential accessories. However, they are very susceptible to training, being intelligent, energetic dogs that also require some emotional involvement. There are some significant ‘special needs’ with toy poodles that you need to know.

Training aggression out of a dog is possible with the right tools and techniques, we would suggest you find a professional trainer but if you can’t afford one then find reputable online manuals and videos but pay attention to the dog’s breed since it is critical.

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